Friday, June 06, 2008
CanCon Friday - The Poppy Family
Terry Jacks and Susan Jacks, a Vancouver-based duo, took this song to the number 2 slot on the U.S. charts in 1970, garnering much acclaim along the way for that and other tunes such as Where Evil Grows (look for a rather hippieish Kenny Rogers in the background of that video).
But the real payoff for Terry was his cover of a Jacques Brel tune with anglicized lyrics by Rod McKuen that he had brought to the Beach Boys but later re-recorded with Rumble man Link Wray, releasing it under his own name and seeing it journey to #1 on the hit parade in 1974...Seasons In The Sun.
Made him enough money that he could finally afford to get out of this crazy business.